Thursday, March 31, 2011

EASTER CARDS 2011 Part 2

It is another rainy day in Florida! I am getting caught up on my inside work again. Here are the last of my Easter cards for 2011. Most of the images are from SPARKLENSPRINKLE. This is the new Easter Chicks Set # 426. I have really enjoyed working with this set! I love these whimsical images.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bella says "More to come!!"

Bella Easter Blog 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Here are a few more of my Easter Cards for 2011. Most of the images used to create these Easter Cards are from a new stamp set called Easter Chicks # 426 and it is available from SPARKLENSPRINKLE. I really don't do them justice, but you can go to the art gallery at to see some excellent Easter creations! Enjoy!

Bella Easter Blog 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's a rainy day here in Florida. Lightning and thunder woke me at 4:00 AM. We need the rain, so it's a good day to get caught up on inside work. Here are five of the Easter cards I made for this year. Thanks for stopping by. The little chicks above (Peeps) are from the new Easter Chicks Set from SparkleNSprinkle.

The Easter eggs, Spring Time and Butterfly images are from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Bella Easter Blog 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011



I have been learning something new. It is Japanese Braiding called KUMIHIMO. This is done on a small inexpensive loom and is very portable and very relaxing. You can google "Kumihimo" and will come up with ALL kinds of videos, kits, tutorials and gorgeous examples. My work so far has come mainly from Lytha Studios Kits. I am very satisfied with their materials. I created the braids below using the beginner kit and instructions. The first one I made to wear today for St. Patrick's Day! I got a lot of compliments on it!

The green beaded pendant is similar to one I purchased at a craft show years ago in Florida. I call mine a BEAD COLLAGE. My bead collages look quite different from what I purchased because I use a lot more beads and it is larger than the one I bought. I still want to give credit to the original lady who came up with the idea. This black and white kumihimo braid was made using nylon crochet cord that I had in my stash. I am trying to use what I have on hand. The pendant was purchased at a flea market and looks like silver and onyx, but who knows. I have had it for years. This braid gives it new life and brightens up a white T-Shirt.

This pink kumihimo braid and heart pendant came as a complete kit from Lytha Studios. It was a pleasure to make and I love the way it turned out. Maybe you might like to try kumihimo. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home ~Bunny Hop Bloghop~

Congratulations on making it to number 112 on the OWH Bunny Hop Bloghop!

~~~WELCOME!! ~~~

Below you will find a few of the cards I created for OWH. I will be mailing them to the OWH shipper this coming week.

~~~Right now OWH needs Easter Cards and Mother's Day Cards.

The deadlines for these cards are:
March 18, 2011 for Easter Cards and
March 31, 2011 for Mother's Day Cards.

You can learn all about Operation Write Home by clicking HERE!

One of my favorite links at OWH is this one that shows the troops receiving the boxes of cards:

I also enjoy visiting the gallery of cards that have already been sent overseas.

Your next blog on the OWH Bunny Hop Bloghop is Nicole at Moments to Treasure!

This link is also at the bottom of today's post.

Here are my cards!

The next stop on the OWH Bunny Hop Bloghop is Nicole at
Moments To Treasure.

Thank You for Bunny Hop Bloghopping with OWH!


Friday, March 4, 2011


This birthday card was created using Inky Antics rubber stamps. It's a whimsical card for a fellow rubber stamper. The front "window" is cutout with a Nestie, deckle edged rectangle die cut. The CS is textured, dark green on the front and white on the inside.

Here is a peek at the inside. The image was stamped on plain white CS, cut out with the same Nestie die, aligned and adhered.

***Tomorrow I will be joining the Operation Write Home BUNNY HOP BLOGHOP! Please stop by and join in the fun!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

BIG MAMA...You're No Longer A Spring Chick!

These rubber stamps from Art Impressions are among my favorites. This image has attitude and I always enjoy sending her off to someone with a great sense of humor.
The first picture shows her with a "Tab" pulled up to reveal the sentiment. A small purple brad allows the sentiment to remain hidden until the pink arrow is pulled up. You will have to play around with measurements to "hide" the sentiment underneath the main image.
Here you see the pink arrow "tab" directing the recipient to pull out the hidden message. This is how the card looks when it comes out of the envelope.

Again, once the pink arrow is pulled up, the message is revealed.

This is inside the card. This image is from Inky Antics. ("Hi Chickie" as well.)

Here is a closer look. This is a whimsical card and hopefully will bring a smile to a friend.